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Michael Tornikes (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Archangel Michael, wings outspread, holding the sceptre over his right shoulder and the globus in his left hand. Sigla on either side: Μχ :  Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

σ̣κ̣ε̣π̣
ρχιγ
μιτοτ
ρνικη̣

σκέπ(οις), ἀρχιγ[έ], Μιχ(αὴλ) το Τ[ο]ρνίκῃ

Obverse

Bust of the Archangel Michael, wings outspread, holding the sceptre over his right shoulder and the globus in his left hand. Sigla on either side: Μχ :  Μ(ι)χ(αήλ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

σ̣κ̣ε̣π̣
ρχιγ
μιτοτ
ρνικη̣

σκέπ(οις), ἀρχιγ[έ], Μιχ(αὴλ) το Τ[ο]ρνίκῃ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.470
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1999.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

σκέποις, ἀρχιγέ, Μιχαὴλ το Τορνίκῃ.

Commander, may you protect Michael Tornikes.